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Dorn signs Castleford extension

BBC Sport - 18 hours 1 min ago
Castleford Tigers half-back Luke Dorn extends his deal with the Super League club until the end of the 2016 season.

Essendon doping scandal: former Wada chief laments AFL club's inaction

Guardian Sport - 18 hours 31 min ago
  • John Fahey regrets unsuccessful court action taken by Bombers
  • Calls for review of Asada processes after lengthy investigation

Former Wada president John Fahey has criticised Essendon for prolonging the two-year supplements scandal and also called for a review of “cumbersome” Asada regulations.

The AFL’s independent anti-doping tribunal on Tuesday found 34 past and present Essendon players involved in the protracted saga not guilty of taking a banned substance, saying there was insufficient evidence to prove Asada’s case.

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Blatter ready to change - Rummenigge

BBC Sport - 19 hours 4 min ago
Fifa president Sepp Blatter is "ready to change", according to the man who represents more than 200 of Europe's clubs.

Hanover, St Catherine form volleyball parish associations

Observer Sport - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:00
HANOVER and St Catherine became the latest parishes to form volleyball associations in JaVA's continued effort to expand its administrative capacity across the country.

Kirk Distributors names Fedrick Dacres as Kendel Brand Ambassador

Observer Sport - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:00
FEDRICK Dacres, Jamaica's most successful thrower, has been named Kendel Brand Ambassador by Kirk Distributors Limited.

Digicel Sportsmax secures multi-year NBA rights

Observer Sport - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:00
DIGICEL Group and its subsidiary Digicel Sportsmax yesterday launched a multi-year partnership agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA) which will span television and mobile broadcast rights plus digital rights, as well as a significant investment in NBA partnership clinics and training.

Fishers say NEPA hurting sales

Observer - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:00
FISHERFOLK at the Greenwich Town Fishing Village in Kingston yesterday accused the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) of seeking to hurt their business by advising the public to be on the look out for tainted sprat.

NIC: Expanded drought management plan will improve service to customers

Observer - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:00
THE National Irrigation Commission (NIC) has expanded its drought management plan to improve service to its more than 3,600 customers.

Howard Cooke Blvd to undergo major repairs

Observer - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:00
WORK to rehabilitate sections of Howard Cooke Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James, is set to begin on April 10.

Caricom wants int'l help to push socio-economic development

Observer - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:00
Addressing the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, Christie -- who is the Caricom chairman -- said that regional countries are acutely aware of the complexity of the global economic environment and the major transformation underway in the world economy.

Fish kill

Observer - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:00
An egret has tiny silver-hued anchovies for breakfast in the Dawkins pond in Portmore, St Catherine, yesterday. The anchovies, victims of a fish kill, floated up on Monday. See related stories on Page 4 and in Environment Watch. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

PAAC to review NWC parish plans this morning

Observer - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:00
THE management of the National Water Commission will appear before the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) of the House of Representatives this morning to respond to questions on its parish plans.

Green card holders can file for spouses, unmarried children

Observer - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:00
Q: My mother was approved for an immigrant visa and will be moving to the US soon. I'd like to immigrate too, but couldn't be added to her original filing. When can she start filing for me? Does she have to be a US citizen first?

Caribbean energy innovators celebrate achievements

Observer - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:00
EIGHT energy companies and winners of the 2012 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest for the Caribbean came together recently to celebrate their achievements and share the lessons learned from the implementation of their innovative ideas promoting energy efficiency and access to renewable energy in the region.

Senior moment

Observer - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:00
An elderly woman enjoys a handcart ride in downtown Kingston, Monday. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

Giggling girl

Observer - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:00
The Jamaica Observer could not ascertain what this girl found so amusing as she is carried by her guardian in Papine, St Andrew, yesterday. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

Easter publications

Observer - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:00
Your Daily Observer will not be published on Good Friday, April 3. As a result, tomorrow's Observer will contain the sections and features that normally appear on Thursdays and Fridays.

This Day in History — April 1

Observer - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:00
Today is the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year.

Obama Watch?

Observer - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:00
This group of people seen inside the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel yesterday sparked speculation that they were among United States officials making preparations for the visit next week of American President Barack Obama.